Recent Posts


Renzetti Guided Fishing Sea Trout Hardy Reel Bonefish Pyramid Lake Sage John Day River Adventure Costa Twin Bridges Dry Fly Black Friday Redband Trout Maupin Mia Sheppard Extinction The Creel Spring Chinook Willamette River Coat Drive Salmon habitat Brian O'Keefe Steamboat Creek "Clipped" Tying Contest Boston Whaler Green Drakes Water Time Outfitters Deschutes National Forest Deschutes River Alliance Spirit River Olympic National Park Clackamas River Alaska Steamboat Inn Frank Amato Sea-run Cutthroat boat cleaning stations Parasite Fishing License Conway Bowman Mexico Film Contest Rob Crandall Native Trout Rainbow Trout Keepemwet Fishing Metolius North Coast: Pelton Dam Trout Cuba Elk & Sixes Wader Maker Contest A River for Christmas McKenzie Colorado G3 Waders Eric Neufeld Oregon Trout Trail Poachers Pacific ocean Ochoco Creek tippet rings Catch Magazine Bears Stefan Tritscher Craig Montana State of Jefferson Dolly Vardon Klamath Lake Montana Clackamas Sea lions Cookie Lady A River Between Us Morrish's Fluttering Stone Senator Ron Wyden Trout-a-Thon Winter Steelhead Fishing Report Elk River Scientific Anglers Soul River Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife West Slope Cutthroat Port Orford Nevada vintage news Lost and Found Blast from the Past Fly Fishing Film Tour Brown Trout Salmonflies Puget Sound Press Release Bozeman Mountain Goats Trout Unlimited Tenkara Road Trip Bull Trout Fall River Snow Travally Instagram #keepemwet Kenny 5 Legs Coho Salmon Simon Gawesworth Goldenstones Oregon Trout Bum Steelhead Fly Fishers Club of Oregon Sharks photography Lahontan Cutthroat Christmas Fly Reels Sandy River Winston New Zealand Invasives on-line fly shop Klamath Dams Sea-runs hatcheries Willamette Falls Frank Moore Spey Fishing Tips BC North Umpqua Patagonia Trailer Trash Thursday Yellowstone Redside Rainbow invasive species Crooked River Salmon Fly Klamath Dale La Follette Sr. Winston Fly Rods Kamchatka Cutthroat Trout hot water fly fishing Chum Salmon saltwater Salmon Watch Bruce Buckmaster Carp Sage Fly Rods Kate Koff Rio Fly Lines history Bill Black Little Creek Outfitters Tarpon Black Spot Big Bugs Bryan Huskey Whitefish Echo Caddis Atlantic Salmon F3T Bamboo Salmon-Trout Marty Sheppard LaFollette homestead Todd Moen Smithers Warm Water Project Healing Waters Christmas Trees Williamson River Oregon Chinook Salmon Mending Abel Reels How to small creeks Kispiox Deschutes Jason Atkinson Rio Bass British Columbia John Day Corey Koff Brian Silvey Wild Steelhead Coalition Steelhead Sanctuary Argentina Winter Spey Strategies Jay Nicholas Douglas County Deschutes River FarBank flies Owyhee River Legos frying pan river Skaters Southern Coast Bamboo Rods Vets Metolius River March Browns Rogue River native fish PGE Small Streams Simms Travalley Bulkley SA Wild fish PMDs Rio Products Soft Hackles Kenny Morrish Native Fish Society Salmonfly hatch Redfish Spey-O-Rama Kickstarter Bauer Fly Reels Nautilus Reels Salmon Dean Finnerty Fly Tying Trout Bum Road Trip Mousing Senator Jeff Merkley McKenzie River Trask Columbia River Streamers Permit Florida Keys Willamette Klamath River Sweden roll cast Bill Bakke Fly Fishing Collaborative Roamerica Atlantic Salmon Fly Expo Trout Spey Summer Steelhead Coho Kevin Callaway Jurassic Lake Home Waters for the Holidays Oregon Back Roads Nehalem River CFR pay it forward Northern California Green River Lincoln Motor Company Casting for Recovery Seychelles Outdoor Adventure Day Grand Teton ODFW Mako Shark Big Trout Prineville


Camp Water

Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

Ochoco Creek

Joel La Follette - Thursday, April 21, 2016
High up in the Ochoco Forest spring waters bubble up to join melting snow and the occasional raindrop as they tumble though rock and pine towards the town of Prineville. Other creeks add their waters to the flow and together they form the life blood that helped build this small community back in 1871. The path opens into meadowland tilled now for generations and eventually is gathered behind a dam who’s predecessor was built by the citizens of the valley. They added their own sweat and blood to it’s flowing waters to save them for when the dry months came.

The town grew as farms, ranches and families took root in the fertile soil nourished by this little creek and the river it flows into. One young family claimed for themselves a small piece of land overlooking the creek and built a modest house. They raised livestock, herded sheep in the surrounding hills, cut timber in the forest and added their own lives to the story of the town. The young son, too young to work yet, spent idol hours in pursuit of the Trout that called the creek home. An old bamboo rod and snelled fly was his constant companion.

The boy grew and moved into town to go to school, but summers were spent living and working on the ranch and renewing his fondness for angling in the little creek. A parting brought him to Portland, but he would still return to the ranch to help his father and grandfather when schools recessed. He became a fine young man and traveled a bit before settling down with a family of his own. He raised a son and became a grandfather, passing on his love of angling. He panned gold, drew maps, tyed flies, built things that needed building, made friends, told stories, loved his family and left a big hole in many lives at his passing.

The old home and bunkhouse still stand, worn by weather and time. Cattle cool in the shade there and rub their hides against the old boards. Eventually, this place will fall and blend into the soil to fade away. The creek will remain and provide for the generations that come to this valley to make their story part of the history here.

When the laws of the land and time allow I will revisit this place and fish the waters of this little creek that will forever flow in my history.


Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal